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[AppleTV] Booting Mac OS X [n00b]
Okay so this is my first post in the Apple TV modding community. I recently decided that I would like to have a Mac for basic things such as running pwnage for my iphone and many other simple tasks that often specifically require a Mac. And since the Apple TV is the cheapest option... here I am.
Personally I don't care about the warranty so opening it up is an option, but due to the obvious increase in difficulty I would avoid this as much as possible, although I have hardware unlocked my iPhone so this can't possibly be more challenging than that.
Is there anywhere where I can find a pre-made USB thunb drive image that I can just copy onto my thumb drive and just stick it into an Apple TV and have it boot to OS X. the reason I ask is because I read some of the tutorials and they all say that you need another mac computer to prepare your thumb drive. I don't have a Mac so if anyone knows of a way to get around this I would appreciate it. And also if anyone knows what the best and most current tutorial/method is for running Mac OS X on an Apple TV I would greatly appreciate a link.
I read your posts in the iPhone forum and wanted to point you to the Apple TV forum, but you found it by yourself. :-)
To clarify, first what you don't need, to get the Apple TV modified:
- open the case
- an OS X Mac
- pay money
Someone pointed you already to the right tools, but you probably overread.
The steps are:
1. prepare a patch stick
2. boot from it and have ssh installed
3. log in and install more
Step 1 can be done from Windows. Although the stick needs to be HFS+, you can write a pre-made image using dd to the memory stick.
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